From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol. I p 110


Beaumont is a city in Texas.

(PG-60: dp. 1021 ; 1.226'; b. 34'11'' ; dr. 12'8'' ; s. 15.5k. ;cpl. 110; a. 2 3'')

Beaumont (PG-60) was built in 1930 by Friedrich Krupp Gerinania Werke, Kiel, Germany, as the yacht Reveler (later renamed Chalena and Carola) ; purchased by the Navy 23 January 1942 ; converted to a gunboat by Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, Fla, ; and commissioned 22 June 1942, Lieutenant Commander J. M. Cox, Jr., USNR, in command.

Assigned to the Pacific Fleet, Beaumont served on weather duty between Pearl Harbor and Midway throughout World War II. Decommissioned at Mare Island Navy Yard 19 February 1946, she was transferred to the War Shipping Administration 20 February 1947.